2023 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G44.051

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Short lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT), intractable

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  • G44.051 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Shrt lst unil nerlgif hdache w cnjnct inject/tear, ntrct
  • The 2023 edition of ICD-10-CM G44.051 became effective on October 1, 2022.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G44.051 - other international versions of ICD-10 G44.051 may differ.
The following code(s) above G44.051 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
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  • Code Also annotations, or
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that may be applicable to G44.051:
  • G00-G99
    2023 ICD-10-CM Range G00-G99

    Diseases of the nervous system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the nervous system
  • G44
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G44

    Other headache syndromes

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    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • atypical facial pain (G50.1)
    • headache due to lumbar puncture (G97.1)
    • migraines (G43.-)
    • trigeminal neuralgia (G50.0)
    Other headache syndromes
Approximate Synonyms
  • Brief left neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing, intractable
  • Brief right neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing, intractable
  • Refractory left sided shortlasting neuralgiform pain with conjunctival injection and tearing syndrome
  • Refractory right sided shortlasting neuralgiform pain with conjunctival injection and tearing syndrome
ICD-10-CM G44.051 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v40.0):
  • 102 Headaches with mcc
  • 103 Headaches without mcc

Convert G44.051 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
  • 2023 (effective 10/1/2022): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to G44.051:
  • Headache R51.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R51.9

    Headache, unspecified

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    Applicable To
    • Facial pain NOS
    • neuralgiform, short lasting unilateral, with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) G44.059
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G44.059

      Short lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT), not intractable

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      Applicable To
      • Short lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) NOS
      • intractable G44.051
    • short lasting unilateral neuralgiform, with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) G44.059
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G44.059

      Short lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT), not intractable

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Short lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) NOS
      • intractable G44.051
  • SUNCT (short lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing) G44.059
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G44.059

    Short lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT), not intractable

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Short lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) NOS
    • intractable G44.051

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To G44.051
G44.02 Chronic cluster headache
G44.021 …… intractable
G44.029 …… not intractable
G44.03 Episodic paroxysmal hemicrania
G44.031 …… intractable
G44.039 …… not intractable
G44.04 Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania
G44.041 …… intractable
G44.049 …… not intractable
G44.05 Short lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT)
G44.051 …… intractable
G44.059 …… not intractable
G44.09 Other trigeminal autonomic cephalgias (TAC)
G44.091 …… intractable
G44.099 …… not intractable
G44.1 Vascular headache, not elsewhere classified
G44.2 Tension-type headache
G44.20 Tension-type headache, unspecified
G44.201 …… intractable
G44.209 …… not intractable
G44.21 Episodic tension-type headache

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